Being involved in a car accident can be frightening and confusing. If you know what to do in the aftermath of an accident, however, you can both protect others from harm and protect yourself from a potential lawsuit.
As this video explains, you should always stop your car and check to see if anyone is hurt. Then, take down the names and contact information of the other drivers and passengers, and try to get contact information for any witnesses to the accident. Be sure to jot down some notes to yourself about the circumstances of the accident. The more information you have, the safer you will be.
If you are in need of legal representation in the Sarasota area, contact the skilled personal injury attorneys at Farrow & Pulice P.A. We will fight to uphold your rights and keep you informed of the progress of your case throughout the legal process. To speak with one of our attorneys, call (941) 924-0993.
Negligence is one of the most common actions within the category of tort law. Personal injury accidents are often the result of negligence. To learn more about personal injury law, visit the following links:
- The Florida Legislature posts the state statutes online, including those related to negligence.
- Would you like to read more about negligence and tort law? View a definition and explanation here.
- To learn more about public transportation, including relevant definitions, check out this site for the American Public Transportation Association.
- Florida has a variety of laws and regulations in place regarding public transportation. Visit this site to read Florida’s public transit laws.
- This table published by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics breaks down accidents by mode of transportation.
Do you have questions about your personal injury accident? Contact a lawyer at Farrow & Pulice P.A. by calling (941) 924-0993.
Tort law involves civil actions wherein someone has been injured or harmed by a third party. There are three general categories: intentional torts, negligent torts, and strict liability. Personal injury claims fall into the category of negligent torts. The following is a basic guide to negligence and personal injury lawsuits:
What is Required to Establish Negligence?
There are four general elements that must be proved in a case for negligence. These are duty, breach, causation, and damages. First, the defendant must owe a duty of care to the victim—such as the duty owed by all drivers to other drivers and pedestrians to follow the rules of the road. Second, there must be a breach of that duty. In the aforementioned example, running a red light would be a breach of duty owed by the defendant driver. Third, the defendant’s actions must actually be the cause of the victim’s injuries. Finally, the victim must suffer harm in order to recover compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.
What Types of Personal Injury Accidents Fall Into this Category?
Personal injury law is a broad category that includes a number of cases. This category includes injuries from auto accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, slips and falls, and more.
What Damages Are Recoverable?
Victims of personal injury accidents are often entitled to economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages include compensation for medical bills and lost wages, both for while you were recovering and for any future lost wages. Noneconomic damages often include compensation for pain and suffering.
Have you or a loved one been involved in a car accident or other type of personal injury accident? Contact the lawyers at Farrow & Pulice P.A. in Sarasota by calling (941) 924-0993. We are committed to getting you the compensation you deserve by focusing on your case while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
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